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' approach to helping save libya, a country that he wanted to see free from the dictatorship of moammar gadhafi and killed in a city, benghazi, that he helped to save. i understand that there are 200 marines being sent to libya. what do we know about the tk orders? >> 200 marines who are already in the region, they are aboard one of those flat-top helicopter carriers in the iranian sea. they are called amphibious ready groups, and they are called f.a.s.t. teams prepositioned in all parts of the world, but particularly the hot middle east region as we see here. it should not take long to get those 200 marines who will be particularly equipped for the mission there in tripoli. this is not some kind of military operation or a strike of any kind. they will be armed with small arms and anti-riot gear and the like as opposed to going in for a military strike or operation. now in addition to that preparations are under way, too, to send additional f.a.s.t. teams, maybe not in the same numbers, but one to cairo and one to kabul. we know from past experience there has been violent and deadly sec
in libya is the least, of course, stevens was killed, and it is very painful to see that, sadly, but i think that a what happened is the reaction of the libyan government was quick, and was very strong. i think that now they will open up a national debate about taking all of the weapon from all of the militia and all of the tribes n. egy tribes. in egypt, it is more dangerous, because we depend on them for treaties and we give them a lot of aid to. and the issue with egypt is what the president will stand up today and how he will manage the angry protesters like this, and mainly become a leader and not a party leader, but a president who speaks to all of the egyptians in the same language. >> and rula makes a great point here, bobby, because as we talk about egypt, things have calmed down there because the muslim brotherhood asked them not the demonstrate after friday prayers because we are seeing people coming out after friday prayers and latch og inen ining on to t protests psychologically of what we are seeing, but also to protect foreign embassies and going as far to say, we will
are moving in to coast along the coast of libya as the hunt continues for killers of four americans. president obama vowing justice and continuing search for the murderers and their motive. >> as for the ones we lost last night, i want to assure you we will bring their killers to justice. >> meanwhile mitt romney will hold a campaign event in virginia within the hour still causing a stir after doubling down on his criticism of president obama as an poll guest in chief. politicians here and home and oversay sea oversay sees debating the judgment. >> these are moments that test the characters of the candidates. >> there is a lack of leadership there and that's what i would be hoping about and i hope mitt romney will be looking at the big picture. >> i think it was a big mistake. and it was because we're at the point of the campaign now where these impressions start to harden into concrete. >> you know what else it was, it was desperate. it was a desperate political tactic at a time that a u.s. ambassador was dead. >> nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in cairo and w
of the ambassador and three others in libya. >> some are saying mitt romney should give a foreign policy address. any plans for that soon? >> it's a good question. we know there are discussions in place right now about a potential foreign policy speech that could take place in the next month or so. you know, you got to understand that this is a candidate who is balancing several things right now. some attack ads that they have on the air, fund-raising right now that continues, preparation for the debates that begin october 3rd. so foreign policy speech isle also on that list. we do know mitt romney will be making an address at the clinton global initiative.on that list. we do know mitt romney will be making an address at the clinton global initiative. another place where he can draw the stark contrast between himself and the president. but in terms of a specific speech, we don't have any date lined up. there is another big speech scheduled for monday about that we'll be traveling with the campaign when it heads to los angeles, that speefch will be delivered to a large hispanic business group in
, after spending decades here in america, in exile, what libya's president tells nbc's ann curry about what lies ahead. you are watching msnbc. ♪ keys, keys, keys, keys, keys. ♪ well, he's not very handsome ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> just four days to go until the first presidential debate of the 2012 election. there's a lot on the line for both candidates, of course. but for mitt romney, the stakes appear to be huge. "the washington post" reporting, "republican strategists fretting over obama's recent rise said the debates could be the last best chance for romney to deliver a decisive blow. change the narra
. friday's "new york times"s, just as things are blowing up in egypt and libya, his team finally giving details on what he would do differently overseas. why wait until now to do this? >> well, domestic policy has been the cornerstone of his campaign the entire time. job creation has been his number one. and then the real world intervene. and what happens has upended the political campaign here in the united states. and i think it's very likely that soon here you'll see mitt romney come out and layout in his own terms what he would do on a foreign policy front. >> you frng we'll get a major foreign policied a yen today? >> very soon. he he left to his aides in the "new york times" to flush out what he would do, how he would handle syria, how he would draw a red line with iran. what he would do with egypt. but now it will be time for the principal himself to make these comments. >> john mccain is on the stump for romney in ohio come monday. he was pressed on this issue yesterday. take a listen. >> i have recommended to governor romney that he gives a foreign policy speech that talks abou
officer turned his gun on nato troops killing four people there. >>> and the president of libya says 50 people have been arrested in connection with the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi last week. that's the attack, of course, that left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador to libya. >>> this morning israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu was on the sunday shows insisting he's not trying to get involved in american politics. >> governor romney, for a year, and he said it in his convention speech, has said, quote, president obama has thrown allies like israel under the bus. do you agree or disagree with governor romney's charge? it's a serious charge. >> well, you're trying to get me into the american election, and i'm not going to do that. >> but last week benjamin netanyahu caused quite the stir when he called for a red line to be set against iran, essentially military action to stop the nuclear program before it produces a weapon. i want to bring back nia-malika henderson from "the washington post." bill, i'm going start with you because your name i can get. w
with the fallout from the libya attacks. is he finding enough time to even practice for the debates? >> well, you know, craig, to the extent that the command of the issues will make a difference in these debates, you can say he's getting a lot of on the job training, certainly. but to argue your premise a little bit, the president, as far as we know, is, in fact, practicing for those debates. just yesterday, he spent two hours south of the capital, about a mile from here, the democratic national committee headquarters, where we are told, on deep background, that he was, in fact, practicing on those debates. of course, the person who is the mock mitt romney, if you will, john kerry, senator john kerry of massachusetts, he also battle tested. he had his own experience in these debates in 2004. people forget he had a series of epic debates debating a republican governor of massachusetts who challenged him for his senate seat back in 1996. that was bill welles. so it's going to be intense, and as you mentioned, he leaves tomorrow, has one event on the ground when he leaves for nevada. then he goes to
. and at the convention when he was criticized for not being specific enough about the policy proposals and going to libya and the 47% remarks and he has been facing a lot of criticism from members of his own party. and jennifer, talking about ann romney and michelle obama working to get the voters engaged and last night she spoke on that subject specifically, and she addressed the congressional black caucus and take a listen. >> this is the movement of our era, protecting that fundamental right not just for this election, but for the next generation and generations to come, because in the end, it is not just about who wins or who loses or who we vote for on election day, it is about who we are as americans. >> anna mcpike, you have spent time covering michelle obama, and hands down the most popular obama in the country. >> no question. >> is there a risk of overusing her? a risk of using her too much? >> well, no. because what they are doing is sending michelle obama to a number of college campuses and states like north carolina and virginia and florida, places where president obama is not going because
to stick around because we're going to be talking to you about libya and the situation it's going on with the white house right now. foreign policy, that is. domestically, the impact of it and prime minister benjamin netanyahu is scheduled to give a tough speech on iran in the next hour, setting a clear red line. is he trying to back the president into a corner? >>> plus, good call. nfl referees back on the field tonight for the cleveland browns. baltimore ravens game. what do you think about their labor deal? one thing that i have learned this morning, you do not tease chris jansing about the cleveland browns. don't ever do it. tweet me at. key r ole throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call o
in the hours just after the are horrible disaster over in libya. and so he was focused pretty much the last 48 hours, paul ryan is you can , on the econom. that's where they think they can hit the president hardest and that's what they will try to continue to punch at him over the next 50 some days. >> ron mott for us in florida, thank you so much. >>> turning how to the violent and deadly anti-american protests that we've been seeing in the the middle east and around the world now. i want to show you this map. this is a map of where these protests are happening. we wanted to give and you sense of how widespread the anti-american rage has been. we have now seen protests in about 20 countries across the world. they've even stretched as far away as australia now. police questioned the california filmmaker and he has not been charged. james made say tod jim joining us live. >> reporter: there have been no row te protests in egypt today. rye iot police determined to st them. and after hundreds of injuries on both sides. president morsi finally gave the area to clear the area and early this morning
will also bring those people to justice and we have made six arrests in libya. hopefully those, if they're responsible, will go to jail a very very long time, hopefully the rest of their lives because we have an ambassador murdered just last week. >> former pennsylvania congressman, patrick murphy on a saturday afternoon. thank you for your time. >> grade to be with knew i'm telling you, it's an apock colisp. >> is it an apocalypse now? >> what brought the west wing cast back together? straight ahead. you're watching msnbc. n't easy . but he had purina cat chow indoor. he absolutely loved it. and i knew he was getting everything he needed to stay healthy indoors. and after a couple of weeks, i knew we were finally home! [ female announcer ] purina cat chow indoor. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises
that the ambassador to libya, chris stevens, was missing. on wednesday, the president, the administration received the tragic news that embassy stevens had been killed along with three other americans. you remember president obama addressed the nation on that day. then he headed back out on to the campaign trail, all the while talking to the leaders of libya and egypt. and in addition to that, dealing with mounting tensions with israel over iran. israel saying that iran is getting closer and closer to developing a nuclear weapon. so this campaign, the big issue was about the economy. now foreign policy has inserted itself. and it could be a problem for the obama administration moving forward. so today i think you're going to see president obama try to turn the page to some extent. richard? >> kristen welker with the president. thank you so much. joining us now, our monday political power panel, "washington post" reporter nia-malika henderson, susan del percio as well as morris reid. nia-malika, i'll start with you. watching the papers all morning, several news outlets, politico, "the new york time
into last week's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> the best information we have now, the facts we have now indicate this was an opportunistic attack on our embassy. the attack began and evolved and escalated over several hours. i said our embassy. our diplomatic post in benghazi. it evolved and escalated over several hours. it appears that individuals who were certainly well armed seized on the opportunity presented as the events unfolded that evening into the morning hours. >> well armed, opportunistic attack on the diplomatic post on 9/11. we'll continue to follow that hearing and bring you any important information that comes out of that. >>> new outrage in the muslim world today after a french magazine published cartoons ridiculing the prophet mohammed. security has been stepped up at the magazine's offices located in paris and french embassies and schools in a in many of countries as well. french leaders condemned the cartoons but the government defended the right of the magazine to publish them. mor
that this is a mistake not to do any one-on-ones considering the situation out of libya and also considering the fact that while in new york, he will make time to go to the chat show "the view." do you think that's politically a mistake? >> well, the president has put forward a pretty compelling case for his stewardship on foreign policy, and i think he's going to run on that. in terms of foreign policy decision-making, there are many ways in which leaders in the modern era can talk to each other. i think one-on-one meetings are often the best, but there are other ways. he clearly set his priorities. governor romney has used that as a way to attack him. and he's suffering that critique. frankly, i don't think the number of meetings you have at the u.n. is going to be a decisive factor. the voters will make, you know, decisions based on an overall record, not this kind of, you know, one-upmanship. >> even with egyptian president morsi coming here, also, again, with the crisis that we've been watching in libya and the protests that have been going on over the last two weeks, and not so much that there
more staff from the u.s. embassy in libya's capital of tripoli citing security reasons after the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans in protest of the anti-islam film made in america. >>> republicans on a miss to root out voter fraud. they found it in their own ranks. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa. could he be buried under this driveway? 16 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally.
criticism of the handling of the attacks on our consulate in libya and our embassy in cairo. romney issued that tuesday night. wednesday, he didn't back down in his criticism of the obama administration. >> they clearly sent mixed messages to the world and the statement that came from the administration and the embassy is the administration. the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology and i think was a severe miscalculati miscalculation. >> democrats, even republicans criticized romney for speaking out while the crisis was still unfolding. romney was ready to do that in a speech today in pueblo, colorado. we turn to our political war room. our chance to strategyize. we were talking about how the attacks have backfired. what have we learned about the candidate's political instincts? joining me with more on the challenge democratic strategist former national press secretary for the the democratic congressional campaign committee and robert trainem, adviser to the bush/cheney campaign. and long-time aide to rick santorum. the second former rick san
. >> so alice, romney was slammed for a jumping on the situation in libya. jumped on the redistribution remarks kind of pulling them out of context, now giving another knee-jerk reaction by seizing on the change remarks. when basically he campaigned that way back in '08. why does it seem so different from mitt romney in his own words from '08 to what the president said on univision the other day? >> well, there's a big difference in romney saying it and president obama saying it. when obama is saying the big evidence thing he's learned, you can't change washington from the inside, news flash. he's been on the inside for the past four years, and we have a terrible economy. we have a terrible crisis overseas, and he's had not only that, he control of the house and senate for the first two years. while he was in office, and he failed to make things better for the american people. >> alice, technically it wasn't the first two years. only several months, because of the ongoing political races that were still taking place. you know that. it wasn't for a full two years. >> he had control of th
at top stories. two people were killed in libya as protesters stormed several militia compound as the crowd that was angry about the takes in benghazi. >>> suing theater owners, the first suit following the massacre that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. >>> a 400 pound tiger mauled a man when the guy jumped off the moving monorail and into the den. that man is now expected to face criminal charges. back to politics. >>> gop vice-presidential nominee paul ryan went on the attack this morning going after president obama's remarks earlier this week on changing washington. right now, paul ryan is in orlando where he will be speaking in less than an hour. when that happens, we will bring it to you live here on msnbc. first, let's check in with msnbc's ron motte, who travels with paul ryan in the convention hall. good saturday to you, sir. >> reporter: they there, craig. good saturday to you as well. this campaign has realized they've been on their heels too long the last 10 to 14 days and want to reverse their fortunes. paul ryan did that in miami and in a big way for hispani
of the successes up until recently. in endorsing the arab spring in libya and tunisia to a certain extent in egypt. but certainly the situation in libya right now, nothing more needs to be said about that. it's become a political as well as a security football now. and the volatile situation in syria. which is very much unsettled. craig? >> mike viquiera at the white house on this sunday, thank you. >>> and the fallout here at home from events in the middle east tops our political headlines today, this morning vice presidential nominee paul ryan said he backs an investigation into the competing reports about how four americans were killed in benghazi. ryan calling the white house's response quote slow and confused. >>> they first said that it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack. if this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy in and of itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >>> this morning, the obama campaign defended its
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